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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Rigidized® Metals Introduces TXTRwall Textured Metal Wall Panel System

Buffalo, NY – Set to officially launch in October 2021, Rigidized® Metals Corporation's new TXTRwall is a modular and efficient textured metal wall panel system, engineered for architects and interior designers who wish to create spaces economically without sacrificing aesthetics. TXTRwall offers limitless design possibilities and can be custom-fabricated as needed, allowing design professionals the ability to achieve whatever their design intent, using top-quality materials.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Fastest Home Building Activity Continues In Suburban, Exurban Communities

Washington, DC - Residential construction continued to shift toward the suburbs and lower-cost markets, and this trend is especially pronounced within the multifamily sector, according to the latest Home Building Geography Index released by the National Association of Home Builders.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Color Of The Year 2022 Rolls In With The Breeze For AkzoNobel Coil Coatings

Columbus, OH - Architects, fabricators and coaters looking for on-trend coil and extrusion coatings to differentiate their projects are about to get a breath of fresh air. Bright Skies™, AkzoNobel’s Color of the Year 2022, is also available in coatings for metal used in building and construction.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021

AISI Publishes Standard For Cold-Formed Steel Framing Thermal Transmittance

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI S250-21, North American Standard for Thermal Transmittance of Building Envelopes With Cold-Formed Steel Framing, 2021 Edition,” as a single source for calculating the thermal transmittance (U-factors) of walls and ceiling/roof envelope assembles that contain cold-formed steel framing.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021

ATAS Offers New Online Continuing Education Course On Metal Roofs In High Wind Areas

Allentown, PA - A new online course from ATAS International, titled “Testing and Specifying Metal Roofs in High Wind Areas”, is now available online. The course is approved by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) continuing education system for one AIA LU/HSW, and it is also approved by IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) for one IIBEC CEH.

Posted: Sep 10, 2021

Red Bud Industries Holds Chicago Area Coil Processing Seminar

Red Bud, IL – Red Bud Industries recently hosted a Coil Processing Seminar in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. The event was well attended and featured industry experts covering a wide range of important coil processing topics.

Posted: Sep 08, 2021

SAF Celebrates Organization's Growth, Launch Of New Website

Atlanta, GA - SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, is marking a series of accomplishments in its 75th year of business with historic sales growth, a new website with refreshed company branding, and the promotion of a current employee into a newly established role within the organization.

Posted: Sep 07, 2021

Construction Spending Posts Small Increase In July, According To AGC

Alexandria, VA - Total construction spending ticked up from June to July, as gains in residential and public construction offset a dip in private nonresidential projects, according to a new analysis of federal construction spending data the Associated General Contractors of America. Officials noted, however, that challenges remain for the industry, particularly because of continuing problems with coronavirus flare-ups and supply-chain disruptions.

Posted: Sep 03, 2021

Kingspan White Paper Compares Kingspan QuadCore® IMP Wall Systems To Concrete

DeLand, FL - Kingspan Insulated Panels has published a new white paper, tackling the common misconception that sustainable building materials cost more than they're worth. The paper illustrates that Kingspan's own QuadCore® IMP wall systems cost 25% less than insulated precast and tilt-up concrete walls.

Posted: Sep 02, 2021

MCA Issues White Paper About Surface Prep For MCM Stiffener Adhesion

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released a new white paper, “MCM Best Practices: Proper Surface Preparation for Stiffener Adhesion.” The technical document focuses on the proper preparation for the two most predominant materials used for stiffener adhesion.

Posted: Sep 01, 2021

New Linear Ceiling Panel Introduced By ATAS International

Allentown, PA - The Opaline metal panel, manufactured by ATAS International, has long been a popular wall cladding option. Now, this flexible panel, in four profiles, can be used as a linear metal ceiling. It can be snapped into a suspension carrier to create a complete system, or mechanically attached to most standard substrates.

Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Tennsmith Announces Acquisition Of Roll Former Corporation

McMinnville, TN – Tennsmith has announced its acquisition of Chalfont, PA-based Roll Former Corporation. Roll Former Corporation is a leading manufacturer of roll forming equipment for the sheet metal forming industry.

Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases In August

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its August 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 66.6, a decrease from the July index of 72.9.

Posted: Aug 27, 2021

METALCON Launches Project Photo Competition

Newton, MA – METALCON is debuting a Metal in Design and Construction project photo competition at this year’s annual conference and tradeshow, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Friday, Oct. 8 in Tampa, FL.

Posted: Aug 26, 2021

Demand For Design Activity Shows Continued Strength

Washington, DC – The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its sixth consecutive positive month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for July was 54.6, down slightly from June’s score of 57.1.

Posted: Aug 26, 2021

Firestone Building Products Names Speight VP Of Sales, Americas

Nashville, TN - Firestone Building Products, LLC (FSBP), has named Jacob Speight vice president of sales, Americas. Jacob joined Firestone in 2015 and was most recently the Executive Director of Sales for the U.S. In his expanded role, he will take on sales leadership for Gaco, Sales Operations, and the FSBP Canada and Latin America sales teams.

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